Here is a EDH deck based on Guardian, the Saviors of Kamigawa book. It chronicles Toshiro Umezawa’s epic quest to save the world and free the One That Which Was Taken. It was actually quite good and highly recommend.
Of course the general has to be Toshiro Umezawa. To bad he can’t start with his jitte.
Other cards more loosely based on the story line:
Patron of the Nezumi
Numai Outcast (This card is really, really bad.)
Hand of Cruelty
Return to Battle
Choice of Damnations
Exile into Darkness
Struggle for Sanity
Kemuri-Onna – To replace Yuki-onna
Blinkmoth Nexus – Toshiro rides moths in the books and this is the best “moth” that can fit in a mono black EDH deck.
Cavern of Souls
Tendo Ice Bridge
The rest of the slots I am probably going to use to up the power level of the deck. Here are a couple of cards I would like to fit in but can’t do because EDH rules and with the fact that Toshiro Umezawa is mono black.
Hidetsugu’s Second Rite
Sosuke, Son of Seshiro
Myojin of Life’s Web
Jugan, the Rising Star
Godo, Bandit Warlord
Tenza, Godo’s Maul
Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
One option I can do to play a wider range of cards is to play his ancestor Tetsuo Umezawa as my general which allow me to play cards in the Grixis colors. But I probably will stick with Toshiro Umezawa for the time being. It is not a very good EDH deck but it is oozing with flavor and story and Toshiro Umezawa’s ability seems like a lot of fun to play with.